Why did you choose to install Video Control Addon? Was this extension offered to you in a highly attractive manner? Most likely, you did not know about installing it at all, and it was slipped in silently. The add-on might have been installed aggressively as well, or using a misleading disguise. There is a known scam that uses a fictitious Firefox update to trick users into installing undesirable extensions. We recognize it as the Firefox Requires A Manual Update fake alert, and it is possible that the suspicious add-on was slipped in as an update too. We discuss the distribution of this extension more further in this report, and so if you are interested, please continue reading. At the end of the day, regardless of how it was installed, you want to delete Video Control Addon, and the reasons for doing that are discussed at length as well. If you care only about the removal, scroll down to find the instructions you need.
So, let’s get down to the bottom of the invasion of Video Control Addon. Even if you have downloaded it yourself, most likely, you downloaded it along with malware or other potentially unwanted programs. According to our research, in the past, the add-on was represented at videocontrolextt.xyz, but this page is currently down, and it is possible that it will never go back up again. Is it possible that a different page could be set up to represent this PUP? Of course, but there are other methods of distribution that the creator of Video Control could use. For example, the installer of the extension could be hidden behind a pop-up or an advertisement shown on unreliable websites or introduced to you by active adware. The PUP could also be attached to a software bundle carrying other questionable pieces of software. Needless to say, if you end up installing the extension along with unreliable programs and malware, you need to remove them as fast as you can. If you are having trouble identifying these threats, do not hesitate to install a malware scanner to inspect your system and determine what you need to delete.
It is possible that Video Control Addon will inject advertisements everywhere after installation. Banner and pop-ups could be shown on any website that you visit, and that, of course, can be extremely irritating. Moreover, it can be dangerous if the ads turn out to be malicious. Could this be the case? Since we know nothing about the creator of the PUP or the associated parties, we have to consider the possibility of them being malicious. You need to be cautious about ads that are less noticeable too. Such ads, for example, could be injected as normal search results. That is not all you need to be cautious about. It is also possible that Video Control Addon uses data tracking tools to spy on you and track your activity, which are most likely to include web cookies. They can silently track information, and we cannot guarantee that personally identifiable information is safe. Due to this, you really want to consider removing this potentially unwanted program as soon as possible.
Are you capable of handling the removal of Video Control Addon on your own? Check out the guide below to think about that. In general, these instructions are as easy as they come, and so if you cannot handle them, we suggest installing anti-malware software right away because you might have to erase other more complicated threats. Of course, if you can delete Video Control Addon yourself, that does not mean that you can successfully erase all other threats. Automated removal of malware is not the only reason to install anti-malware software. Using it is recommended because it can protect you virtually against scams, malware, PUPs, and clandestine installers. Needless to say, if you do not ensure full-time protection, you will always be at risk of letting in malware and potentially unwanted programs again.